Award Given for the Publication of Being Gerry Mulligan: My Life in Music
— Ken Poston
DARIEN, CONNECTICUT, UNITED STATES, January 19, 2024 /EINPresswire.com/ — Jazz Legend Gerry Mulligan Wins Prestigious 2023 Association for Recorded Sound Collections Award for the Publication of Being Gerry Mulligan: My Life in Music
Mulligan Publishing has announced that jazz legend Gerry Mulligan has received a Certificate of Merit in the 2023 Association for Recorded Sound Collections Award for the publication of the oral autobiography: Being Gerry Mulligan: My Life in Music. Since 1991, the ARSC Awards have been presented each year to authors and publishers of books, articles, and liner notes to recognize and promote outstanding research in the field of recorded sound. Recorded in 1995, Being Gerry Mulligan: My Life in Music was also recognized for excellence in historical recorded sound research in recorded jazz.
Mulligan Publishing, Inc. with the assistance of Cathie Phillips, Personal Secretary to Franca R. Mulligan, provided years of extensive work by correcting the inaccurate transcripts of Gerry’s oral autobiography. John Cerullo of Rowman & Littlefield called Ken Poston to handle the editing of Gerry’s oral autobiography, following Franca R. Mulligan’s request not to change Gerry’s “original” oral autobiography, by just correcting some repetition as stated in Franca’s “introduction” in Gerry’s book and in the “preface” by Ken Poston.
Ken Poston adds, “The actual sessions with Gerry took place many years ago in 1995. Working with Gerry was one of the great high points of my life and seeing the book finally published after all of this time is beyond gratifying.”
Roberta Freund Schwartz, who is an ARSC Board member and Associate Professor of Musicology at the University of Kansas, says this is a very well-respected award by authors and publishers. “In addition to recognizing the contributions of these authors, the award aims to encourage others to emulate their high standards and to promote wider readership of their work,” says Schwartz.
The winners are selected by the ARSC Awards Committee and will be recognized during an awards ceremony at the ARSC’s annual conference on May 18, 2024 in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Franca Mulligan calls this achievement very pleasing and says she is now working with Globe Pequot, Applause Books & Backbeat Books, part of Rowman & Littlefield, on publishing an audiobook to be released in 2024.
“This is such a prestigious award because of the cultural and historical significance of this work. I know Gerry would be very happy,” says Franca Mulligan.